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Bengals are locked into lowest playoff berth, nothing at stake in final game vs Ravens

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton acknowledges Bengals fans as he walks of the field after the Bengals' 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton acknowledges Bengals fans as he walks of the field after the Bengals' 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis reacts to a penalty called on his team in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Pittsburgh. The Bengals defeated the Steelers 13-10. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

    Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis reacts to a penalty called on his team in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Pittsburgh. The Bengals defeated the Steelers 13-10. (AP Photo/Don Wright)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates with Bengals fans as he walks of the field after the team's 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates with Bengals fans as he walks of the field after the team's 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

The Bengals' playoff position is decided with one game to go in the regular season. They're locked into the lowest seed, meaning they'll play every game on the road.

Their opponent has yet to be decided, and they could have something to say about it on Sunday when they finish at home against the Baltimore Ravens.

Cincinnati (9-6) clinched the final wild card spot with a 13-10 win in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Baltimore (10-5) won the AFC North title.

Currently, the Bengals would open in New England. They also could play at Houston or Denver, depending upon how the final games play out. And if the Ravens win on Sunday and New England loses, the Bengals would wind up facing the Ravens in Baltimore in the first round.

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